Keuchel making Braves debut Friday vs. Nats

Left-hander Dallas Keuchel will make his debut for the Atlanta Braves on Friday, getting the beginning towards the Washington Nationals.

Keuchel, the American League Cy Young winner in 2015, signed a one-year deal on June 7 price about $13 million. He made two begins within the minors, posting a 1.93 ERA over 14 innings with 13 strikeouts.

Keuchel, 31 spent seven seasons with the Houston Astros, going to the All-Star Game twice and posting a 76-63 report with a 3.66 ERA and 1.25 WHIP.

Last season, he went 12-11 with a 3.74 ERA and 153 strikeouts in 204 2/Three innings.

He turned a free agent after the season and waited out a sluggish market earlier than becoming a member of Atlanta. He is anticipated to convey veteran management to a younger Braves staff that gained the National League East final yr and leads the division by 4½ video games this season.